Aspiring pilots in Italy could win €40,000 towards their training once Airways Aviation announces a new scholarship programme at Pilot Careers Live in Rome. Online applications are open until 31 January 2018. If candidates confirm they have had an EASA medical, they could be invited to Airways Aviation’s UK headquarters in Oxford to take the industry-standard COMPASS test (which has a €50 administration fee). Top-scoring candidates will then be asked to complete a bespoke application form.

The scholarship process will also involve a written English test and a panel interview in Oxford. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of April 2018 with a view to starting their pilot training as early as May 2018.

Romy Howatt, Founder and Shareholder of Airways Aviation, claimed, “The world is in need of airline pilots and we understand that for many potential aviators, financial constraints make it difficult to pursue a career as a pilot. Following a significant increase in enquiries, we have spent the last few months recruiting aspiring pilots from all over Europe and have had a great response to our eight scholarship initiatives launched to date.

“Pilots Careers Live Rome is the ideal event for us to announce this opportunity for would-be pilots in the region to train to be part of the next generation of top airline pilots,” continued Howatt. “I encourage all aspiring pilots to come to the event, being hosted at the Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Centre, to take the first important step towards a professional pilot career.”

Airways Aviation also recently launched a scholarship programme in Germany.